Nissan to meet with Prime Minister

Nissan to meet with Prime Minister

Automotive giant Nissan has said it will join other Japanese companies to meet Prime Minister Theresa May and Finance Minister Philip Hammond on Thursday, to discuss the future of their business in the UK.

Japanese firms have spent billions of dollars in Britain over recent decades, encouraged to set up in the country by successive governments promising a business-friendly base from which to trade across the continent.

Nissan, which has a plant in Sunderland, along with Toyota and Honda have had operations in Britain since the 1980s and now build nearly half of the 1.67 million cars made in Britain.

In a statement, the firm said: “Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox will join representatives from other Japanese companies in meeting the Prime Minister and Chancellor on Thursday to discuss our operations and investments in the UK.

“We will not be disclosing details of the discussions.”